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The Game of Contemporaneity (Игры современников, 同時代ゲーム) by Kenzaburō Ōe

The title of Kenzaburō Ōe’s 1979 novel Dōjidai Gemu has been translated in a variety of ways. In Vladimir Grivnin’s Russian translation that I have read the book is called The Games of Contemporaries, but I have decided to keep … Continue reading

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Romance of the Stone of the Kingdom and the Prince of Coming-and-Going Blood (Romance d’A Pedra do Reino e o Príncipe do Sangue do Vai-e-Volta) by Ariano Suassuna

The word sertão is often translated as “backlands”, albeit to the Brazilians it denotes a specific region in the northeast of the country. Its area is approximately 250,000 square miles and the predominant relief is that of low uplands covered … Continue reading

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The Complete Short Stories (Cuentos completos) by José Lezama Lima

These five short stories published between 1936 and 1946 in different magazines give us a unique glimpse of the Cuban author’s creative laboratory, which later produced the neobaroque miracle of Paradiso. Already at the early stage of his writing career, … Continue reading

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